On the eve of the 2015 Human Rights Day, we kindly invite you on Wednesday 9th December 2015 at 4:30pm to attend a panel discussion on violence against women and girls in the North-East of Nigeria and the screening of “The Man Who Mends Women”, a documentary by Thierry Michel picturing the action of the famous Congolese Dr Denis Mukwege.
Panel discussion on violence against women and girls in the North-East of Nigeria
With high-level speakers both from the public and the private sector (federal authorities, civil society members, journalists…)
“The Man Who Mends Women: The Wrath of Hippocrates”
By Thierry Michel and Colette Braeckman
Belgium, Congo, USA, Documentary, 2015, 112mins
In French with English subtitles
Winner of the Sakharov Prize 2014, Doctor Mukwege is internationally known as the man who mends thousands of women who have been raped during the 20 years of conflicts in the East of the Democratic Republic of Congo. His endless struggle to put an end to these atrocities and denounce the impunity enjoyed by the perpetrators is not welcome. At the end of 2012, the Doctor miraculously survived an attempt on his life. Threatened with death, this doctor with an exceptional destiny now lives cloistered in his hospital in Bukavu under the protection of the United Nations peacekeepers. But he is no longer alone in his struggle. The women to whom he has restored physical integrity and dignity, stand beside him, true activists for peace, hungry for justice.
Watch the trailer here